Lester Schramm was born April
21,1938, in the New Ulm area, the son of
Lawrence and Olivia Bader Schramm.
He married Lena Faye Hahn Feb. 23, 1974. She died on Sept. 18, 1998.
A lifelong resident of this area, he was a member of the Nelsonville
Brethren Church and was baptized in this faith. He was a member of
over 50 years. Lester was a friend to all and would help anyone at
His ready smile and laugh endeared him to all.
He worked for Chappell Hill Construction Co. since March 17, 1969.
children, especially his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and
Lester passed away on Dec. 22, 2003, in Hermann Memorial Hospital in
at the age of 65 years, 8 months from complications of a massive
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents;
Schramm, infant niece, Margaret Ann Ruether; and twin nephews,
Survivors are: two sisters, Lillie Mae and husband Bennie Faist of
and Oze and husband Lawrence Ruether of Eagle Lake; one brother,
wife Irene Schramm of Industry; and numerous nieces, nephews,
great-nephews; aunts and uncles.
The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24 in
Brethren Church in Nelsonville with Pastor Milton Maly officiating.
was in the National Cemetery in Nelsonville.
The family received visitors at Memorial Oaks Chapel from 6-7:30
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003.
His nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Nelsonville Brethren Church in Nelsonville.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W.
Posted by Joy Neely